Laser Tattoo Removal
Tattoos are meant to be permanent, but the we have lasers to remove these regrets! We have not one, but three different laser technologies to make sure we can remove even the most stubborn tattoo! Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Evan Sorokin performs laser tattoo removal to quickly and effectively get rid of tattoos of varying sizes, colors, and intensities.
To get started on your tattoo removal, request a consultation. Dr. Sorokin has offices in Cherry Hill, New Jersey and Head House Square in downtown Philadelphia.
Benefits of PiQo4™ and PicoSure™ Laser Tattoo Removal
Patients choose PiQo4™ and PicoSure™ laser tattoo removal because these layers can remove a tattoo without surgery. The advanced, high-intensity lasers provide:
- Complete removal of most tattoos
- Fewer and quicker treatment sessions than some other lasers
- Little discomfort
- Quick recovery
- Little to no scarring
- Available for a variety of skin types
- Effective for a wide variety of ink colors, including black, blue, brown, and even green
How do we decide which tattoo laser to use?
Different tattoo inks respond to different wavelengths. The wavelength of light a laser uses will determine which color a laser can target. The PicoSure™ laser uses a 755 nanometer wavelength. This is great for targeting green and blue colors. The PiQo4 laser targets 4 different wavelengths including 1064nm, 532nm, 650nm, and 585nm. Black responds great to 1064nm. Red responds great to 532nm. Purple does well with 585nm. Thus, we have machines for all different colors! In addition, we have a third traditional Q switched Medlite C6 laser as an alternative treatment option!
Dr. Sorokin also offers many other advanced medical spa treatments that you can learn about when you visit him for tattoo removal.
The Laser Tattoo Removal Procedure
Picosecond is an extremely short, fast pulse of light energy — meaning one-trillionth of a second. The lasers’ spot sizes can be adjusted from narrow to wide for increased precision.
When directed at a tattoo, the laser energy harmlessly passes through the outer skin. The energy essentially impacts the tattoo ink, breaking it down into even smaller particles than previous nanosecond lasers could achieve. This technology allows the body’s natural processes to eliminate the tiny ink particles more rapidly.
After a single treatment, some people experience as much as 50% tattoo removal. Picosecond technology decreases the amount of treatment sessions from as many as 15 to 20 to as few as 4 to 8. While laser tattoo removal is not pain-free, treatments typically feel similar to the original tattooing procedure. After Dr. Sorokin has removed your tattoo, it is permanently erased.
The number of treatments required and the degree of pain you feel will depend on the location of the tattoo, its size, and the colors of the tattoo.
Dr. Sorokin will very commonly treat different portions of colorful tattoos with the different lasers we offer. He works hand in hand with our laser technician, Jamie who has been working with Dr. Sorokin for years and is expert in laser tattoo and laser hair removal.
To avoid hyperpigmentation, it’s important to have laser tattoo removal when the skin is not tanned. You also will need to avoid sun exposure while the treated skin is healing.